“It was a pretty bad loss today. Nobody’s happy when you lose by 40 points. Management is not happy, I’m not happy, players are not happy,” Black told a small group of sportswriters following Meralco’s 105-64 loss to Alaska on Friday.
The Bolts, though, gave praise to their opponents’ defensive game plan. The Aces’ pressing defense forced Meralco to turn the ball over 18 times and turned into 23 points for the other side.
“Alaska looks like a very well-conditioned team. They press a lot, we couldn’t break the press. They scored a lot coming off a press. Defensively, we were a little bit relaxed today,” Black said....
On Friday, he was on the wrong end of a huge beatdown, as his old team laid a 41-points beatdown on his new squad.
"They're playing really championship basketball, high level basketball," said Trillo after Alaska's 105-64 victory. "I think they're one of the favorites."...
Manuel tallied 17 points in a bit over 18 minutes, going eight of nine from the field with four rebounds, two assists, a steal and a block
"Our guys played fantastic. It's just one of those games our guys battled hard. We shot the ball really well," said Alaska head coach Alex Compton, who was quick to remind the media that the Aces were recently at the other end of a lopsided affair. "Our team got beaten by 51 last conference. Stuff can happen; our guys were making shots. We just wanna honor the game and our opponents. I expect that team (Meralco), with the character that they have, they will bounce back strong, i really don't want to play them next." ...
Fresh off high-wire victories, Alaska and Meralco slug it out today for the solo lead even as Globalport tries to extend defending champion Purefoods’ woes in the PBA Philippine Cup eliminations at Smart Araneta Coliseum.
With 2-0 records following strikingly similar escapes on Tuesday night, the Aces and the Bolts take the Big Dome floor in the 4:15 p.m. contest, before the Batang Pier seek their first-ever winning streak under Pido Jarencio at 7.
Calvin Abueva and Cliff Hodge, a pair of third-year power forwards, will be coming off career games in leading their respective teams after logging 26 points and 22 rebounds and 28 and 18, respectively....
The PBA has approved the proposal to allow Asian cagers to play for the local teams as imports in the 2015 Governors' Cup.
The decision was made final after a unanimous agreement in the PBA Board of Governors' meeting on Thursday, according to the league's official website.
"This is clearly experimental on the part of the PBA, with the end in view of maximizing the marketing value of the PBA, not just within the country, but within the region," said PBA commissioner Chito Salud....
|Team History (Last 10 Conferences)|
|2014-2015 Philippine Cup||2||1||0.667|
|2013-2014 Governors' Cup||3||6||0.333||9th|
|2013-2014 Commissioners' Cup||6||6||0.500||7th|
|2013-2014 Philippine Cup||5||10||0.333||9th|
|2012-2013 Governors' Cup||7||7||0.500||3rd|
|2012-2013 Commissioners' Cup||8||9||0.471||7th|
|2012-2013 Philippine Cup||8||8||0.500||5th|
|2011-2012 Governors' Cup||7||8||0.467||6th|
|2011-2012 Commissioners' Cup||6||7||0.462||6th|
|2011-2012 Philippine Cup||8||8||0.500||7th|